Humboldt is passionate about it’s liquid butt kick. 

Some neck-and-neck voting in this week’s Humboldt Approved. In the end Arcata’s Cafe Brio just edged out Old Town Coffee and Chocolate to take home our metro region honors, while Signature Coffee in Redway marched to a impressive rural region victory.

Congrats, joe suppliers. You keep Humboldt from falling asleep at the wheel. Cheers.

PREVIOUSLY: All Past Humboldt Approved Winners

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Original Post: Now that we’ve established that our next weekend getaway will be in Trinity County — thanks for them votes — it’s time for Humboldt Approved to return to more crowd pleasing categorical territory.

Like, oh, we dunno … coffee! We all drink it. We all “need” it. But who do you trust to pour your morning joe? Specifically, which of Humboldt’s coffee shops is your most trusted bean water supplier?

One caveat for this week’s poll: Since this week’s Humboldt Approved category has the potential to cover chains with multiple locations — you know who you are — we’re gonna need nominators to note which exact (insert beloved coffee chain) location their loyalty is pledged to. Got it? OK, this is a two winner week. Here’s your regular rules rundown:

To vote, look through the comments of this Humboldt Approved poll. If someone has already nominated the answer you would give for that week’s category, click the upvote arrow. If you don’t see your desired Humboldt Approved answer nominate it in a comment for others to upvote. (Please be careful to not duplicate answers; redundant answers will be deleted and potential associated upvotes will be lost.) Feel free to make your case by replying to/cheering on the answer you love most, but again the number by the arrows is what counts.

Of course, you can vote for as many nominees as you deem worthy, but of course the more you do that the more watered down your initial vote becomes. That’s math.

We reserve the right to delete superfluous comments that make the voting/comment section hard to sift through. Please try not to get offended when your comment battle reply is deleted. We’re trying to do something here.

We are looking for two winners — one winner from the metropolises of Eureka and Arcata, and one from Humboldt’s smaller communities. Voting closes next Friday at noon and soon after a winner will be declared. (Tip: Sort comments by “BEST” to get a better grasp of how voting is trending.)

One more thing: coffee shops, not coffee roasters. All right, LoCOnistas. Crown Humboldt’s joe king.